Realistic (fiction), 361 words, Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 480L
Maria asks Carlos to learn a dance for the Cinco de Mayo festival. Carlos is unsure about performing in front of a large group of people. After Abuela explains the reasons for the celebration, Carlos decides to give dancing a try. Students will learn about Cinco de Mayo and the importance of being brave. Detailed illustrations support readers.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Discriminate /st/ sound
Identify consonant blend st
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Understand alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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